How to use GCash in USSD (Using *143#)

Since GCash originally started in Globe, naturally the roots can be seen in their products. Before we had smartphones, many of the value-added features of the telecom operators can be seen via the SIM menu, which is also called as the USSD menu. What is USSD? USSD stands for “Unstructured Supplementary Service Data”. Back when … Read more

GCash and Robinsons

Robinsons malls and supermarkets are one of the biggest, respectively in the Philippines. Robinsons own a lot of different brands and with their partnership with GCash, make them one of the largest partners. Some brands that are under the Robinson’s Retail Holdings, Inc (RRHI) include: Robinsons Department Store Robinsons Supermarket Handyman True Value Ministop True … Read more

How to Pay Online Supermarkets Using GCash

During this quarantine period, one of the most tedious and tiring things to do is to line up for a grocery run. Sometimes, I would line up for hours just to be able to go inside the mall or the supermarket itself. Then afterward, there’s another line for the cashier. You need to be prepared … Read more

A Bitcoin Explainer and How to Buy Bitcoins Using GCash

You might have heard of Bitcoin and have a Coins.ph account. But what is it really? Can we actually use Bitcoin to buy anything? Why is the price so volatile? In this article let me try to simplify things and explain Bitcoin and how to convert your funds in GCash into Bitcoin and vice versa. … Read more

Using GCash to Pay for your Facebook Ads

Facebook is probably one of the biggest ad platforms in the world. If you need eyes from your prospective clients, there is no other social media platform that has more members. The Philippines is indeed the social media capital of the world, and Filipinos purportedly spend an average of 4 hours in social media, and … Read more

Puregold and GCash

Puregold, the go-to supermarket of every Filipino, always provides the lowest priced items commonly used in households. They are the best place to buy retail goods for a sari-sari store business, for any kind of small business, or for the daily needs of a family. What we don’t know about Puregold is its commitment to … Read more

How to Reset Your Forgotten MPIN in GCash

This is one of the most frequently asked questions in GCash Facebook groups. Admittedly, for many non-tech savvy users, this can be quite tricky. As the MPIN is effectively the password of your GCash account, we should not share this with anyone, not even GCash support. Once you give away your mobile number, your MPIN … Read more

Cashing in Cebuana Lhuillier

Not all Filipino people have bank accounts. According to BSP, as of 2017 only 77% of all Filipinos remain unbanked. That’s a pretty high number. Cebuana Lhuillier has noticed this and has served this particular niche in a unique way. They provide some other financial services other than the typical pawnshop and pera padala, like … Read more

How to Cash-in from your Bank Account (and Unlock Higher Wallet Limits)

As we go towards Week 4 of the Community Quarantine, I’m getting some comments about creating a tutorial for people with bank accounts. As we all know, it’s currently a bit troublesome to go for over-the-counter cash-in options because of the different schedules for each location. So for many people, there is no choice but … Read more

How to Pay via GCash in Delivery Services (Lalamove and Grab)

Oftentimes we think that our delivery/logistics services can only support plain old cash for payments to drivers. But for some providers like Lalamove and Grab, we can actually use our bank debit cards as payment, and as an extension, we can also use our GCash Mastercards and AMEX Virtual Pay as payment options as well. … Read more